Students in the Energy Production and Distribution Technologies program examine and practice the technical fundamentals necessary for a career in the renewable energy industry, with particular attention focused on wind and solar electricity generation. Required coursework includes the study of safe work practices, electrical theory and troubleshooting, mechanical drive systems, fluid power systems, basic framing and construction concepts, and detailed explorations of both wind and solar electrical generation systems. The multiple solar and wind generation systems installed on the Kirkwood Community College campus allow students a real world opportunity to apply the concepts and skills learned in classrooms and labs.
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